What’s Gone Wrong for CSK?

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Ben Jones takes a look at how Chennai Super Kings have struggled in IPL 2020. After winning the IPL in 2018, and then reaching the final in 2019, Chennai Super Kings have come back down to earth with a bump this season. Only three wins from their 10 matches have seen MS Dhoni’s side sink […]

Jofra Archer, IPL MVP – CricViz

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Ben Jones looks at how Archer’s holding Rajasthan Royals together. Rajasthan Royals are having a middling season. It’s the classic campaign for those punching around in the lower ends of the Indian Premier League: living off scraps, hoping for stars to find form, a handful of notable wins holding the playoffs just within reach. The […]

IPL Team Of The Week: 12th-18th October

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As the IPL charges through it’s fourth week, CricViz analyst Rufus Bullough looks at the best performers from this week’s matches 1. Shikhar Dhawan Impact – Batting: +67.4, Fielding: -4.6 – Total: +62.8 Matches: 3 – Runs: 158 at 10.41 rpo, Catches: 1, Dropped Catches: 1 What a week it has been for Shikhar Dhawan! […]

The IPL Week in Six Numbers – Edition 4

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The 2020 Indian Premier League has reached the halfway stage with plenty of action and interesting trends so far. In this edition’s ‘The IPL Week in Six Numbers’ we look at some of the key moments, trends, performances that have emerged and dive into the numbers that defined these moments. CricViz’s Srinivas Vijaykumar lists out […]

IPL Team Of The Week: 5th-11th October

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We have arrived at the halfway point of IPL 2020, CricViz analyst Rufus Bullough looks at the best performers from week three, and picks the best team as ranked by our own unique match impact model. 1. Rahul Tripathi Impact – Batting: +16.9, Fielding: +1.0 – Total: +17.9 Matches: 2 – Runs: 85 at 8.36 […]

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and the Question of ‘Slow-Downs’

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Ben Jones analyses the question of batting acceleration and deceleration. KL Rahul has had an interesting season. He’s smashed the highest ever IPL score by an Indian batsman, a swaggering 132* (69) against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and he sits at the top of the run scoring charts with the Orange Cap lodged firmly on his […]

How Kieron Pollard eschewed convention to become cricket’s most fearsome ball-striker

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In The Telegraph, Tim Wigmore looked at the current form of Kieron Pollard, one of T20’s most destructive batsmen In the latest edition of Tim Wigmore weekly Cricket Nerd newsletter, the remarkable form of Kieron Pollard was analysed as the 33-year-old is enjoying one of his the fruitful periods of his career. Wigmore noted that, […]

Why spinners are thriving in T20 matches but struggling in Tests

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Tim Wigmore of The Telegraph used CricViz data to analyse why spinners are having so much more joy in the shortest form than in Test cricket Ahead of T20 Finals Day in England, Tim Wigmore took a look at the rise of spinners in T20 cricket and considered how it contrasts with the relative decline […]

The IPL Week in Six Numbers – Edition 3

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A third of the league stage of the 2020 Indian Premier League has swiftly gone by in the last three weeks. We at CricViz are back with ‘The IPL Week in Six Numbers’ where we look at some of the key moments, innings, knocks, phases that have emerged so far and dive into the numbers […]

The Vitality Blast in Six Numbers

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39.9% – The amount of spin bowled in this year’s Blast was higher than it’s ever been in an English T20 competition. Spinners bowled nearly 40% of the total balls across the competition and results backed up the various captains’ decisions to throw the ball to them. Only one of the top ten economy rates […]